A tad out of season is this Bee on a Summer Day. I’m still finishing random photos from pretty much the last 3 years so don’t bee surprised to see a few more bee photos incoming lol. I’ve actually seen a few bees about but it’s 37 degrees as I type this and it snowed today.
Its nice to keep the spring season in perspective. Looking ahead 1 month is healthy if you have the images. The limitations of the technology I use are such that deep focus in these macro images is not easy to achieve. There is a fine balance between getting closer and getting focus. It depends on what your wanting to do technically. Bumblers are still sort of rare these days. We’ve been in winter conditions pretty much since Oct 1. That was the last time I was able to photograph bumbler since then. I’ll do my best to give you macro fans a slow but steady flow of the little guys as they start appearing again. 🤠
The Bumblebee family has over 250 species in the genus Bombus. A few related genera to Bombus are found in the fossil record. Bombus is the last genus in the tribe Bombini which also had those fossil species in the classification scheme of things. There are fossil bees found but I point out that the 13 dollar BEE in “Amber” on Ebay might be a fake. Just saying😜 Fossil bees are rare as hens teeth (which, by the way actually exist ).
I JUST traded into the Ford Dealer, this Jeep Grand Cherokee that served me for 15 years. It served me well. I’m confident it will serve the next owner as well. It would always do anything I asked it to plus basically going anywhere an ATV would. Amazing vehicles if you don’t have a bad neck because they will bounce you around.
I’m thinking that here the old guy was feeling his oats (or perhaps he was just parked in some). The years it has traveled these backcountry roads and two track trails have bonded us in many ways. I hate to see it go. My imagination unfettered attributes many human characteristics to the creatures and machinations that surround me. My old friend, this Jeep, has had his share of human imperfections.
Here he was no doubt thinking that he too, could move one ton hay bales around with this grapple bucket. For a Jeep this vehicle was always ambitious. Kind of like a little Jack Russell Terrier that doesn’t know he’s small . I’m thinking the old guy had too big a plan but what do I know. You don’t want to get bit by a Jack Russel Terrier lololol. That bucket probably weight more than the jeep does let alone putting a bale on the end of it.
The trade is final, I have no control over the vehicle now. Probably never had. It will end up where ever but only when it decides to pick a new owner 🤔
😜 Does the vehicle pick the owner or does the owner pick the vehicle?….. I’m leaning toward the former….📷